Saturday, December 26, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tonight we gathered around the dining room table after dinner to decorate Christmas colored sugar cookies. Frosting and sprinkles a plenty everyone had a dozen or so to do with as their creativity commanded. Tim won the "most frosted" award.
We delivered a dozen and a half to neighbors which was actually a dozen and a half more than one child wanted to part with.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Is it the wrapping paper or the placement of the ribbon? Are the bows the secret to the 2009 Christmas code?? I have already been begged and pleaded with for any morsel of clue. I give some... with the caveat that lying does inevitably occur at Christmastime. So am I lying about the clue or lying about lying about the clue? There is no telling and hopefully there is also no solving. Sorry Nessy, you'll have to wait until December 25th!
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I made some covers for my living room pillows which are a drab khaki last year. I have not been able to locate them this year after searching the outside shed multiple times. What I did find was some scrap Christmas fabric which I cut into 3 inch strips, sewed together, cut the other direction in three inch strips and then sewed them together once again. There was no real rhyme or reason to the pattern and I prefer it that way since my piecing skills are quite rudimentary and random. Still, I like the looks of these pillow covers as opposed to the khaki milk stained originals.
POSTED AT 7:32 PM
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
These are the indoor shots of Senior Pictures for McKay. We plan to do some outdoor ones as well when the weather warms up a bit. We would have done these last summer but McKay insisted they be taken AFTER her braces came off.
Interestingly enough they were all shot with the exact same background and similar lighting. I shot them in RAW format on manual settings so that I could process them in RAW before saving them as jpegs. I think I used a 50mm lens for the third shot since there is nice bokeh in the background.
POSTED AT 10:04 PM